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Texas Takes Game Two, 1-0, Turning Sunday's Contest Into A Rubber-Match

If you're a fan of defensive baseball and great defense then you've most likely really enjoyed the first two games of the Oklahoma/Texas series. After downing the Horns 2-1 on Friday night, Texas bounced back to shutout the Sooners 1-0 on Saturday. Dillon Overton pitched eight innings, giving up one run on five hits while also striking out six, in the losing effort to drop his season record to 6-2.

Dillon Peters was nearly perfect from the mound for Texas. He went 7.2 innings, allowing no runs and just two hits, to earn the win. Behind him closer Corey Knebel pitched 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

Saturday's Big 12 Baseball Scores

Kansas State

15

Texas Tech

2

Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas

3

Oklahoma State

14

Lawrence, Kan.

Texas

1

Oklahoma

0

Austin, Texas

Baylor

8

West Virginia

0

Waco, Texas

TCU

0

San Francisco

3

Fort Worth, Texas

Texas scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth when freshman Ben Johnson singled to center field which allowed Mark Gottsacker to score from third. The loss was just Oklahoma's second in conference play and puts the Sooners in the unique position of needing to win a Sunday rubber match to take a series. In the first two conference series Oklahoma won both on Friday and Saturday, sowing up the series before Sunday.

The Sooners faced a Sunday game against Pepperdine earlier in the year with the series tied at 1-1. Oklahoma ended up taking that game 8-1 and thus winning the three game series. Game time for Sunday's rubber match is 2:00 pm.